THANK YOU ALL!
What an incredible Christmas 2022 season it has been! We just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for all of their hard work and to wish everyone a very Happy New Year full of all of the love and support you have given to the Christmas Bureau and the families we serve here in Surrey.
Thank you Mayor Locke and everyone at City Hall for your endless support. Thank you to the Surrey Fire Department for collecting toys at every fire hall, and for showing up in the fire truck with a giant load of toys!
Thank you to the good folks at Fraser Health that shared the space with us, to the folks at Trilogy and all of the other volunteers that helped pack up the office and load into our Toy Depot, to the kind and generous corporate elves at Commander Warehouse that provided and built the shelving and Diamond Delivery that provided trucks and very kind and patient drivers, to A & B Rentals for equipment, to Harding Forklift for the fantastic new pallet Jack, and to Genesis Alarms for IT support, thank you all.
Thank you to Chris Bayliss and the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau for your bottomless generosity helping us in a time of need. Thank you to all of our donors, families, businesses and individual folks dropping by with donations of toys and funds to help us meet the need. Thank you to all of our corporate volunteer teams: we hope you all had as much fun at our Depot as we had hosting you.
Above all, thank you to our volunteers. We have all been through a difficult past couple of years with the pandemic when we had to limit our in person time together. This year, it has been so wonderful to see so many of you coming back, to meet so many new friends and to share the laughter and happy tears as we make Christmas magic together again. Thank you all so much for giving of yourselves. The greatest gift of all.
Toy Drop Offs Closed:
Drop offs to Surrey Fire Halls are now closed. Please do NOT drop off toys to fire halls at this time, we do not have the capacity to collect and store them until the season.
If you have toy donations that you were unable to bring during the season, you can save the toys and bring them to us next November, we always need donations early in the season to get started. (Unfortunately we do not have a year round facility to accept toy donations.)
2023 Toy Depot Location:
Watch this space for news of our 2023 Toy Depot location to be announced in the fall of 2023.
Financial donations are needed year round to support our Hamper program. In 2022, our Hamper Program provided almost $200,000 in grocery vouchers to families in need. Please consider supporing this essential program with a one time gift or make a monthly donation via the Donate Now link at the bottom of the page. Thank you so much!
If a financial donation is not possible at this time, please keep in mind that from time to time we also need help in practical matters such as trucking, the loan of equipment, web site development etc. If you or your company has resources that you think could be helpful to our work, please get in touch!
January 1, 2023 Adopt a Family sponsor reminder:
To our 2022 sponsors, please do not forget to fill out your Gift in Kind tax receipt form and mail it in, (the request form can be found here) along with your receipts, to us at PO Box 547, 10688 King George Blvd., Surrey BC V3T 5W7. We must have all forms and receipts in before the end of February 2023 in order to issue your 2022 tax receipt.
To give is to gain.
Our community certainly gains a lot every Christmas, thanks to you!